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Mission Statement

Welcome to ACS Athens!

ACS Athens is a student-centered international school, embracing American educational philosophy, principles and values. Through excellence in teaching and diverse educational experiences, ACS Athens challenges all students to realize their unique potential: academically, intellectually, socially and ethically — to thrive as responsible global citizens.

President's Welcome !

September, 2012


Dear Parents,

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, administration, faculty and staff, I would like to welcome you to the American Community Schools of Athens and thank you for entrusting us with the education of your children.

 

We are moving forward with a very significant partnership with St. Louis University that will enhance faculty development and growth, educational research, summer programs for our sophomores and juniors and other programs.  For further details, please access the IIC catalog on our website (www.acs.gr).

 

As you enter our campus in September, you may notice the new Elementary School classrooms that will be housing the 5th graders, as well as upgrades of facilities and technology.  We will be continuing the multi-dimensional communication between the schools and the parents via weekly bulletins, newsletters, Ethos magazine, and the regularly updated website.  The President’s Newsletter, another means of communication with the parents, will be regularly uploaded on the ACS Athens website as well.  Communication will be further enhanced by meetings with the principals and myself through monthly Principal’s Coffees, as well as a Coffee with the President.  In addition to this, my office is always open to you to exchange ideas, concerns and an occasional praise and good word.

Following in our commitment to recruit, train and retain U.S.-hired faculty and administrators, this year I am pleased to announce that we have hired a new Academy Principal (Mr. Brian Gerbracht) and we have also added several new members to our administrators / faculty teams.

 

Please join me in welcoming Mr. Gerbracht and the new faculty to ACS Athens!

 

I am delighted and honored to have the opportunity to continue working with students, faculty, staff, Board of Trustees, PTO, Boosters, and donors, but more importantly with you, the parents, in leading ACS Athens in the continued journey of providing the best educational experience to our students.

The best way to predict the future of our children is working together in shaping it.  I look forward to yet another wonderful school year and seeing all of you at some point on our campus.

 

Sincerely,

Stefanos Gialamas, Ph.D.
President

 

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Congratulations IB Class of 2015 for Outstanding Results!

  • 33 Diploma Candidates: 33 Diploma Awarded
  • Highest Diploma Score: 45 out of 45
  • Lowest Diploma Score: 29 out of 45
  • 32 Diploma Students scored above 31
  • 5 Students scored above 40
  • Average Diploma Score: 35.091

About Us

Our Mission : ACS Athens is a student-centered international school, embracing American educational philosophy, principles and values.

Through excellence in teaching and diverse educational experiences, ACS Athens challenges all students to realize their unique potential: academically, intellectually, socially and ethically — to thrive as responsible global citizens.

Read more about our Beliefs & Goals...

ACS Athens is a not-for profit, Board of Trustees governed organization : The Board of Trustees is a permanent, policy leadership body involved with strategic planning, advocacy and oversight of the school.

Additionally, an Advisory Council serves as a body of experts to the school’s governance and leadership, providing a connection between ACS Athens and current trends that can impact school policy, programs and teaching and learning practices.

Read more about ACS Athens Governance...

With a very international and diverse culture - our student body is represented by over 60 countries - roughly divided equally among U.S., Greek and other nationals.

The language used in classrooms and in all communication is English; Greek is taught as a foreign language along with Arabic, French, German, Mandarin and Spanish.

Our Faculty is equally international and most hold a post graduate degree (Masters and Doctorates) , have been through specialized training and have many years of experience; this, combined with a very high teacher to student ratio ensures a top level educational experience.  

The school's Accreditations and Affiliations are numerous: ACS Athens is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools and is authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) to offer the IB Diploma Program.  

In 2012, ACS Athens was approved to use the Sustaining Excellence Protocol, making it the first international school considered for re-accreditation with this top level protocol!

For more about Accreditations, Certifications see here...

Follow this link to view other QuickFacts about our school.

Visit

Our school is easily accessible from the airport or the different boroughs of Athens, via car, the metro or bus.

Directions to ACS Athens by any means of transport can be found here.

Take a Virtual Tour of the campus, or, see its map & layout ... ACS Athens Map and Layout

A Student Visitor program allows prospective students to visit our school (Grades JK-12) to experience class activity and school culture for 1-2 days, guided by student peer, depending always on availability, without any obligation.

This program offers the visitor student an inside view of our daily school life, that can help them and their family decide whether we are a good fit for their educational and social needs.   Students / families must first contact the Enrollment Management Office in order to arrange such visits throughout the year.

Financial Information & Educational Offerings

Tuition and Fees information for each school can be viewed at:

Optional programs, activities and services to consider are:

Learning Enhancement After School Programs for Elementary, Middle School and Academy — read more.

Competitive & Recreational (After School) Sports: Includes sports programs such as Basketball, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis; these are in addition to the Physical Education and Jr. Varsity / Varsity teams activities.   View more, here.

Finally, the Institute for Innovation and Creativity (IIC) offers inter-disciplinary cultural and educational programs, throughout the year.   Recent activities included robotics, flight and aviation classes; visits to U.S. cities and University campuses; history and culture field trips / studies in Europe, etc.   Explore these offerings...

For the optional Transportation costs, please see here.

Practical Information

Bus Transportation related information : routes, procedures, sign-up, etc., please see here.

Admissions & Enrollment is a straightforward process that you review by following this link, or simply apply online.

We will be very happy to Answer any Questions or Inquiries you may have by contacting our offices...


 

 

 

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